16/1 Monday:  Hebrews 5.1-10 [Gospel] Mark 2.18-22
17/1 Tuesday: ST. ANTHONY  Hebrews 6.10-20 [Gospel] Mark 2.23-28
18/1 Wednesday: starting Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Hebrews 7.1-3, 15-17 [Gospel] Mark 3.1-6
19/1 Thursday:  Hebrews 7.25-8.6 [Gospel] Mark 3.7-12
20/1 Friday: ST. FABIAN or ST. SEBASTIAN  Hebrews 8.6-13 [Gospel] Mark 3.13-19
21/1 Saturday: ST. AGNES  Hebrews 9.2-3, 11-14 [Gospel] Mark 3.20-21
22/1 Sunday: THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Isaiah 9.1-4  1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17-18 [Gospel] Matthew 4.12-23
First Reading: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6
What was Isaiah’s role as God’s servant? What is God asking of me as his servant? To whom is he sending me? How do my day-to-day activities fit in with God’s plan, and how do they give glory to God?
Psalm 40: “I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.1-3
St. Paul reminds the community that not only he, as an Apostle, is called by God. What is the call to the community in Corinth, and to all of us who “call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…”? What helps me to grow in holiness?
“Alleluia! The word became flesh and lived among us. To all who received him, he gave the power to become children of God.”
Gospel: John 1.29-34
John the Baptist saw God’s plan unfolding step by step in his life. How have different decisions and events in my life brought me to my current understanding of God and relationship to Christ? Where and how do I testify to the Son of God?
PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Danita Chow, Hong Van Le, Tuyen Thi Nguyen, Phu Thi Truong, Bernard Boos, Hanh Huynh, Mary Magdalene H, Thanh Thi Dao, Sa Thi Dang, Phuong Van Nguyen, Hoa Xuan Thi Le, Estrella Rodriguez, Felipe Sobredo, Patricia Rudolph, Shirley De La Cruz.
PRAYER FOR THE MONTH (January)
For educators: We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
Saturday January 14 at 9 AM
- Thanksgiving Mass for 55th Wedding Anniversary of Rey and Vangie David
Saturday January 14 at 5 PM
- Thanksgving Mass
- For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, and Elizabeth Bayle.
Sunday January 15 at 8 AM.
- For the soul of Anton, Maria, Marilyn Cunada and the souls in the purgatory
Thursday Jan.19, 8AM:
- For the soul of Sonia Manares.
Friday Jan .20, 8AM:
- For the soul of Fabian Jose.
Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various areas such as: sacristans, readers, altar servers, choir members, gift bearers, parking lot attendants and so much more. Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.
The 2022 Project Advance Campaign: has now ended. Our parish collected a total of $$74,090.00 Special thanks go to all our donors and volunteers who made this happen. It is through your generosity that our Parish and the Archdiocese are able to continue the works of charity, the work of spreading God’s love and the work of building up our Catholic Community.
The envelope for 2023 is ready to pick up at the church entrance
Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / parish.[email protected]) if you have suggestions or need assistance. Please keep your contact information (address, phone, email) up to date.
Donations: To donate online go tohttps://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.
Chinese New Year Mass with Archbishop Miller: Join this Chinese New Year's Eucharistic celebration with Archbishop Miller on Jan. 22, 2023 at Our Lady of Fatima parish, Coquitlam at 3:00 p.m. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.
CPC Lecture: "Who has Authority in the Catholic Church?"
Join this public lecture at Catholic Pacific College at Trinity Western University on Jan 25, 7:00 p.m. Archbishop J. Michael Miller will be speaking on this most important question of authority in the context of the Catholic Church. Learn more and register at https://beholdvancouver.org/events/cpc-lecture-who-has-authority-in-the-catholic-church
Inegritas: A Dialogue on Faith and Mental Health: Join us online or at a host site parish to dialogue about topics of mental health through a Catholic lens, facilitated by a mental health professional equipped to answer your questions. Learn more and register at
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Movie: The newest documentary film from the Knights of Columbus, will return to Canadian cinemas in Vancouver theatres on January 22 - 23, 2023. The film premiered in the U.S. earlier this year and was a smashing box-office success. It earned more than $1.2 million in ticket sales, and Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced that the Knights would allocate all its revenue from ticket sales to charitable purposes and efforts that advance the legacy of Mother Teresa. Learn more and register at beholdvancouver.org/events.